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Russian-US crew blast off
Russian-US crew blast off

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a Nasa astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts, blasted off on schedule Friday, Russian…

MOM arrives safely at Mars

India yesterday became the first nation to reach Mars on its maiden attempt, a historic feat that aims to showcase the country's…

SpaceX cargo ship arrives at International Space Station

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station with a cargo of supplies, including freeze-dried…

SpaceX breaks ground on new spaceport

The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step…

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Raw: Police search for child swept out to sea video Raw: Police search for child swept out to sea

A 5-year-old boy is missing after a woman and three…

Flight crew involved in horse float crash video Flight crew involved in horse float crash

Two people were hurt, one critically, after two vehicles…

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NASA's Maven spacecraft slips into orbit around Mars
NASA's Maven spacecraft slips into orbit around Mars

Nasa's MAVEN spacecraft has begun orbiting Mars, on a mission to study how the Red Planet's climate changed over time from…

First 3-D printer sent to space station
First 3-D printer sent to space station

A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts…

Bezos v Musk: Billionaire race to space heating up
Bezos v Musk: Billionaire race to space heating up

Billionaire Jeff Bezos will team up with a Boeing-Lockheed Martin to develop US-made rocket engines, in competition with…

Tiny galaxy harbours black hole surprise
Tiny galaxy harbours black hole surprise

Astronomers using the Hubble orbital telescope found a "supermassive" black hole lurking at the heart of the only dwarf…

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Dial up a space taxi service?
Dial up a space taxi service?

Nasa has awarded its first private contracts for ferrying astronauts to the International Space Station…

Boeing and SpaceX picked to ferry NASA astronauts

NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from US soil and ending its reliance on expensive Russian rockets…

Extreme solar storm coming

An extreme solar flare is blasting its way to Earth and could mess up some power grids, satellites and radio transmissions…

Rare close-up view of asteroid over NZ skies

Kiwi astronomers got a rare chance to witness an asteroid travel across the sky above New Zealand this morning. The whale-sized…

Jupiter's icy moon Europa may have active tectonic plates
Jupiter's icy moon Europa may have active tectonic plates

Jupiter's icy moon Europa may have active tectonic plates similar to those that shape the Earth, which…

Meteorite smashes into Nicaragua

A mysterious explosion that rocked Nicaragua's crowded capital Managua, creating a large crater, appears to have been caused…

Asteroid swings by Earth

An asteroid nicknamed after a maligned dog and with the potential to cause catastrophic damage will pass within 40,000km…

Asteroid to give Godzone 'near' miss

A newly discovered asteroid the size of a whale will fly by New Zealand tomorrow morning.

Satellite images show NZ much brighter

Night-time images captured by US defence satellites show a New Zealand much brighter than it was in the early 1990s.

Asteroid to pass right over NZ
Asteroid to pass right over NZ

A newly discovered asteroid will buzz Earth on Monday, and it'll pass just 40,200 kilometres over the…

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